Now that we have elections for just about everything these days from MPs to Bog attendents (oops same thing), shouldnt we adopt the American system of electing our sheriffs (in our case Chief Constables). Recently we have had that Labour stooge Sir Ian Blair showing support for Labour during an election campaign, and now we have this muppet Green and his green ribbons. Unfortunately these are typical of the majority of our Chief Constables, fast-tracked for having attended university but with as much idea of policing as Saddam has about his feminine side. Maybe we should elect these people for five year terms after they run a campaign declaring their aims (something controversial, like fighting crime might generate some interest), and only qualifying for a pension after serving say 2 terms. Obviously candidates need a law enforcement background, but your average police sergeant could be in with a chance and bring commonsense to the running of their forces, something totally lacking in these university/polytech clowns. Thoughts please.